Bhubaneswar: Chairman of Jindal Steel and Power Limited (JSPL) Naveen Jindal on Saturday meets Odisha Chief Secretary JK Mohapatra. Mr. Jindal discussed about the development of JSPL’s Angul plant.
Later speaking to media Naveen Jindal said that JSPL’s Angul plant to be commissioned by Jan end 2014. Investment of more than Rs 20,000 crore for JSPL in Angul. About 20,000 persons are working for the project on a war footing. The Coal Gasification Plant and DRI plant will be commissioned by the end of January,” Naveen told media persons soon after meeting Chief Secretary JK Mohapatra today.
The Angul integrated steel plant with an investment plan of Rs 30,000 crore was earlier planned to be commissioned by September end and later was rescheduled to December this year.
However, the 1.2 MTPA Plate Mill capable of producing five metre wide plates making it the widest in the country has already started production. Besides, 810 megawatt Captive Power Plant has also been commissioned.
Besides, the Steel Melting Shop (SMS) has been made operational in November this year. “We had a very good discussion with the Chief Secretary regarding the progress of Angul steel project. The projects are running as per schedule. But Coal Gasification Plant and DRI Plant will be commissioned by the end of January,” the JSPL Chairman added.